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30 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on December 1st, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
Talk to me about your favorite manager. What made them so memorable?
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How to Answer
The interviewer is looking for a positive experience from your work history. Think about a time when you worked for someone who was an active, impactful leader. This question is an excellent opportunity to tell a story about how this person influenced you as a manager. Keep your answer positive and upbeat, providing as much relevant detail as possible.

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Question 2 of 30
How will you handle an employee who is not meeting their goals?
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The interviewer would like to know how you handle under-performing employees. As a management professional, how do you treat employees who are not meeting targets and company expectations? Discuss with the interviewer your style when it comes to managing under-performing employees.

Question 3 of 30
What personality traits do you look for in people you are hiring?
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The interviewer would like to know more about the type of employees that you tend to hire. Everyone has a 'type,' even in the workplace. Talk to the interviewer about the characteristics and personality types that you tend to engage in and why you lean that way. Assure the interviewer that you have a lot of discernment when you hire people for your team.

Question 4 of 30
As a manager, how do you evaluate the performance of your staff members?
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As a Food Service Manager, you must be aware of the performance of your team members. One under-performing staff member can drag down the entire group, so you must address any issues right away. Talk to the interviewer about the framework you use to remain aware of each team members' performance levels.

Question 5 of 30
How would our business be a more productive place if we were to hire you as our Food Service Manager?
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This query is another way of asking, 'Why should we hire you?' When you are asked a question like this, you want to respond with a highly specific answer and one that speaks of tangible results for the hiring authority. This question is not the place to express what you want in your career; instead, it's a time to show how your work will boost the performance of their organization.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 11/05/2014
Last modified on: 12/01/2019

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